troubleshooting Question

DB2 Transactions and locking

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Jim YoumansFlag for United States of America asked on
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DB2 10.5 on Windows Server

If I have something like this...

START TRANSACTION
     CALL WEB SERVICE; (can take up to 8 seconds)
     UPDATE TABLE1;
     UPDATE TABLE2;
     DELETE FROM TABLE3;
COMMIT TRANSACTION;


How would DB2 handle the tables during the life of the transaction?  Would it only lock a table when the change is made or would if lock the tables at the start of the transaction?  I am not familiar with DB2 transactions and while the IBM info pages describe how they work, none of it answers this question.

I am making the assumption that they are similar to transactions in SQL Server although I do see some references to SAVEPOINTS which I am not sure I understand.  I think that might not apply to DB2 on windows.

Thank you so much for any help in advance.

Jim
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Data Warehouse / Database Architect

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